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New Dual-Branded Hotels in Salt Lake City

Le Méridien and Element Salt Lake City Downtown offer a combined 270 guest rooms, 8,400 square feet of function space, a rooftop pool, and more.

By Beth Buehler

Le Méridien Salt Lake City Downtown and Element Salt Lake City Downtown opened in January and is the first-ever combination of the two brands. The property, located in The West Quarter, is adjacent to Vivint Arena, home of the NBA’s Utah Jazz, and steps away from the Salt Palace Convention Center. Le Méridien and Element Salt Lake City Downtown offer a combined 270 guest rooms, rooftop pool, fitness center, two restaurants, and about 8,400 square feet of meeting and event space. The Triumph Ballroom hosts groups of up to 642 while the pre-function space holds a maximum of 220 people. For more intimate affairs, book the Pierce Arrow Boardroom for up to 82 guests.

Le Méridien Salt Lake City Downtown Guest Room, 2023
A modern and comfortable guest room CREDIT Le Méridien Salt Lake City Downtown

The new dual-branded hotels in Salt Lake City are managed by San Diego-based Azul Hospitality Group and participate in Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s travel program. The fusion of the two brands under one roof provides groups and guests with options to have an experience that suits their needs and lifestyle including room categories, amenities, design, and more. Sustainability measures include low-flow water features to reduce water consumption, electric vehicle charging stations, complimentary bike rentals, and more.

Hotel Highlights

Le Méridien Salt Lake City Downtown features mid-century modern design elements combined with inspiration from Salt Lake City’s landscape of deep evergreens, golds, and wood tones and programming that encourages creative travelers to linger longer. There are 144 rooms and suites on this side of the property that have floor-to-ceiling windows with city views.

Le Méridien Salt Lake City Downtown Bathroom, 2023
The bathrooms integrate deep evergreen, gold, and wood tones CREDIT Le Méridien Salt Lake City Downtown

Element Salt Lake City Downtown has 126 studios and one-bedroom suites with the overall vibe driven by nature-inspired design that is ideal for active travelers who seek a healthy, balanced routine. Element rooms feature also have floor-to-ceiling windows along with fully equipped kitchens, ergonomic design elements, and earth-toned colors. Guests are treated to a complimentary daily Rise breakfast and a Relax evening reception and can collect their own green selections from an on-property Lettuce Grow Farmstand for use in their breakfast or in-room kitchens.

Element Salt Lake City Downtown Guest Room, 2023
Guest rooms with an earth-tone and natural vibe CREDIT Element Salt Lake City Downtown

Food & Beverage

Look for elevated cuisine at the urban brasserie, Adelaide, and small plates and cocktails at Van Ryder when visiting or meeting at the new dual-branded hotels in Salt Lake City. Located on the ground floor, Adelaide serves French- and New Orleans-inspired foods with Cajun undertones and has a full bar, oyster and raw bar, private dining room, and outdoor patio space.

The more casual Van Ryder is the first full-scale hotel rooftop experience in Salt Lake City and offers sweeping views of the city and Wasatch Mountains. The name is a salute to Jack “The Rambling Kid” Van Ryder, an American cowboy and western artist. Menu options include artisan-crafted libations and cocktail cuisine, and a private dining area is available for groups.

Executive Chef Jacqueline Siao is overseeing the food and beverage program, bringing more than 15 years of culinary experience to the position. She previously served as executive chef at W Aspen in Colorado.

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